ANDREA PIRLO insists that Juventus have shown they have what it takes to overcome Real Madrid in the Bernabeu and make it to the Champions League final.

The Serie A club recorded a 2-1 win in the first leg of the semi-final in Turin with a Carlos Tevez penalty kick securing the advantage after Cristiano Ronaldo had cancelled out an early goal from Alvaro Morata.

However, midfielder Pirlo believes he can seal a return to Berlin, where he won the World Cup with the Italian national team in 2006, when the Italians travel to Spain for the second leg next Wednesday.

"The phrase 'We're going to Berlin' always remains in my head," he said. "I hope it can happen again. Is it destiny? I hope so.

"We sent the message that we are here, we want this final and we'll fight to the end in Madrid too.

"We need the same belief and focus. We have to go to Madrid with the confidence we can get to the final.

"We need to repeat this performance with technique and concentration."

Pirlo suggested in an interview earlier this week that he would leave Juventus if he won the Champions League, but he was a little more coy after the final whistle against Real.

"Let's win it first and then we'll see," he said.

Max Allegri, the Juventus coach, was left cursing a late miss from substitute Fernando Llorente, who headed straight at the visiting goalkeeper Iker Casillas from close-range in second half stoppage time.

"This is the reward the lads deserved, as it's not easy to reach the Champions League semi-final and especially to play against Real Madrid," he said.

"We could've done better with the Llorente chance, but I'd have been happy beforehand to get a win over Real Madrid.

"Now, we can prepare for a week and can fight it out in Madrid.

"The players know I am very demanding on control and the passage of play, so I feel we could've done better in the first half to pass it around quickly and get the ball between the Real Madrid midfielders.

"That doesn't take away from the fact they did very well and I am very happy with what they are doing.

"We started the Champions League in a certain way and it's different to Serie A. We need to face these games with more calm and maturity. It's practically impossible to press a team for 90 minutes."

Goalkeeper Gigi Buffon agreed with Pirlo's view that Juventus had proved a point.

"The important thing tonight was to prove we could play the champions of Europe on level terms," he said. "It was a bit like a boxing match. We took turns hitting each other, and I expect the second leg will be similar."

Carlo Ancelotti, the Real Madrid coach, felt his side deserved more from the encounter with James Rodriguez hitting the bar with a header with the scores level at 1-1 just before half-time.

"Juventus pressed more in the second half and we had a few more problems, which became even more difficult to find spaces when they moved to 3-5-2," he said. "The real bad luck was when we hit the crossbar.

"This was the Juve I expected. They were determined, well organised and took their chances. It was a balanced game and an entertaining one too.

"In the second leg, we will, above all, need a patient Real Madrid."